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Student IT Support: Cyber Security

Cyber Security Top Tips

Cyber security has never been more important and cyber threats continue to evolve. Here are our top tips for keeping secure in today's digital world:

  • Use up to date antivirus on your personal devices. LSBU provides free Sophos antivirus software, which you can download below.
  • Download all software and operating system updates as soon as they are available, so that the latest security fixes can be applied.
  • Keep your password secure and update it regularly. Never tell anyone your password!
  • Ensure all your devices have passcodes. Be aware that synching between devices means there are multiple ways your data can be accessed.
  • Avoid sharing confidential information on storage devices that you could lose, such as USBs. If you must use a portable storage device, ensure it is encrypted.
  • Locking your PC when walking away from it. It only takes a second for others to access your accounts!
  • When on campus, use our secure Wi-Fi network 'eduroam'. If you use public Wi-Fi networks, follow this guidance on using it securely.
  • Shut down your PC when you have finished with it each evening. This enables security and operating system updates to be downloaded and installed.

Dealing with Common Cyber Security Problems

The National Cyber Security Centre provides advice for dealing with common cyber problems:

Sophos Anti-Virus

Sophos Home is the security solution to defend all of your devices. From ransomware protection to AI malware detection with deep learning, protect all your devices - PCs, Macs, IOS
and Android devices. Works on up to 10 devices.

Follow the instructions below to get a free copy of the Sophos Anti Virus product, on up to 10 devices, courtesy of LSBU Cyber Security.

Get Sophos Home

  1. Type in your LSBU email address to verify eligibility - ensure you type this correctly!
  2. A unique code and download link will be sent to your LSBU email account.
  3. Follow the steps to create your new account, register for and download Sophos security on your own devices.
  4. Use your personal email address for account creation and registration.

Download Sophos Home

Once downloaded, this software is maintained and supported by Sophos. 

Sophos FAQs for any questions about installation or configuration.


If in doubt...

New cyber scams are invented every day. If something doesn’t look quite right or you are just not sure, contact the Student IT Support Team for advice.


020 7815 6678

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Password Reset - January 2021

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